Author: Tanya Zouev

Spiced Orange, Almond & Coconut Cake with a Sticky Jaggery Syrup (Gluten-Free)

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. Cake: “a sweet, baked, breadlike food, made with or without shortening, usually containing flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, eggs, and liquid flavouring.” Cakes are synonymous with weddings, anniversaries and other major life milestone celebrations, and a birthday just isn’t complete without a birthday cake. (Just try throwing a birthday … Continue reading Spiced Orange, Almond & Coconut Cake with a Sticky Jaggery Syrup (Gluten-Free)

A Beef Curry For World Environment Day 2013 with a Think Eat Save Sentiment

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. Let me tell you something about me, deprivation and I really don’t get along. In my never-ending quest to eat well whilst being mindful of both the environment and my budget, I am constantly devising new ways of cooking so I don’t feel as though I’m missing out on … Continue reading A Beef Curry For World Environment Day 2013 with a Think Eat Save Sentiment

A Medley Of Martinis & How They Came To Be

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. I have a thing for cocktails, like a big thing. But they must contain alcohol because a “mocktail” is like a summer without sun: simply not fun (for me anyway). I love drinking cocktails, but as I am a bona-fide lightweight when it comes to booze, I can never … Continue reading A Medley Of Martinis & How They Came To Be

I Discover Kookery and a Quick & Tricky Thermomix Buttercream Icing

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. kitchenalia : “miscellaneous kitchen utensils, pieces of cooking equipment, and other items typically found in kitchens”. Those who know me well know that I am somewhat nuts about kitchenalia and use any excuse to go off rummaging in op-shops in search of it. I have a peculiar penchant … Continue reading I Discover Kookery and a Quick & Tricky Thermomix Buttercream Icing

Spreading the Word About Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day Through a Spicy Tomato Soup Challenge

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. I was rather excited when two weeks ago I received an email from Jamie Oliver’s Australian P.R. company asking if I’d like to be part of Jamie’s official Food Blogger Soup Challenge to coincide with his international Food Revolution Day campaign. The brief was to create a soup … Continue reading Spreading the Word About Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day Through a Spicy Tomato Soup Challenge

Sticky Spicy Ginger & Honey-Glazed Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. The beautiful thing about learning to cook is that you learn not only how to properly feed yourself, but you also learn how to control flavours and what happens when you mix this with that. I find cooking one of the most satisfying things in life and don’t … Continue reading Sticky Spicy Ginger & Honey-Glazed Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Babushka Eggplants (Georgian-Style Eggplants Stuffed with Carrot, Parsnip & Capsicum)

Recipe by Julia Zouev. Photography & styling by Tanya Zouev. When my Babushka was alive, she would ask me not to think too much. She used to say, “Let a horse do all the thinking, it has a big head”. Well I’m not sure I would leave all my thinking to an equine, but it was … Continue reading Babushka Eggplants (Georgian-Style Eggplants Stuffed with Carrot, Parsnip & Capsicum)

ANZAC Biscuits (Gluten-Free). Lest We Forget on Anzac Day.

Recipe, photography & styling by Tanya Zouev. I sometimes wonder why it is we go through life taking so much for granted, too busy to stop and question why things are the way they are, whether they be circumstances, events or what we eat. For example, I often think about food and associated traditions, such as … Continue reading ANZAC Biscuits (Gluten-Free). Lest We Forget on Anzac Day.

Gigantes Plaki (Greek Baked Beans) with Maple Syrup

Recipe, photography & styling by Tanya Zouev. I love baked beans and the most likely type a Russian kid growing up in Australia in the 1970’s would have eaten was Heinz. I remember the jingle “Beanz Meanz Heinz” with some fondness as the TV ads gave me a sense of what it was like to be … Continue reading Gigantes Plaki (Greek Baked Beans) with Maple Syrup

European-Style Potato Salad With Sour Cream Dill Dressing

Recipe by Julia Zouev. Photography & styling by Tanya Zouev. Like most Russian kids, I grew up eating a lot of potatoes. They were usually mashed, fried into chips, or crisps eaten out of a bag and there were even occasions those very crisps were dipped into a jar of pasta sauce (childhood vice). When … Continue reading European-Style Potato Salad With Sour Cream Dill Dressing